Making Disciples Institute — San Jose, California

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Date: June 19-20, 2015

The ENGLISH track is now full.
To be placed on a wait list, please contact Diana Macalintal at

Space is still available in the SPANISH track.

The early bird discount expires soon! Register today

(days before Early Bird discount closes)

All registration fees include light refreshments on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Saturday.

  • Individual registration: $90/person
  • Pastor + Director discount (pastor must attend with one other person from the same parish): $120/pair
  • Group discount for parish team of 4 or more people: $55/person

On June 19 at the door

  • Individual registration: $100/person

Out of town participants must make their own hotel arrangements

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Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Building: Benson Memorial Center
Check in: Williman Room, lower level of Benson Memorial Center

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Schedule and session outline

Note: All sessions will be led in separate language groups. Only the opening welcome, liturgies, and mystagogy will be led bilingually.

5:30p Check-in and registration opens (light appetizers will be provided)
6:30p Opening welcome (bilingual)
7:00p How do we tell others about Jesus?
7:30p Six principles of the RCIA
8:00p Four pillars for forming disciples
8:30p What would happen if our parishes did this?
8:40p Liturgy: Adapted Presentation of the Creed (bilingual)
9:30p End

8:30a Morning Prayer (bilingual)
8:50a Mystagogy on Friday night liturgy (bilingual)
9:05a Overview of the RCIA
9:50a Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate: needs and the Christian response
10:25a Break
10:40a Check-in and feedback
10:50a Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate: five inquiry questions
11:00a Period of the Catechumenate: connecting needs and formation through parish life
12:00p Lunch
12:45p Period of Purification and Enlightenment
1:30p Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy
2:15p Break
2:30p Building an RCIA Team
3:15p Wrap up and evaluations
3:30p Closing Prayer (bilingual)
3:45p End

Nick WagnerNick Wagner is the director and founder of He has more than 25 years experience as a leader and trainer in liturgical and catechetical ministries. He has a gift for translating theological principles into simple and clear language that inspires joy, commitment and passion for faith. He is the author of numerous articles and several books and on parish ministry including Whole Community Liturgy and The Way of Faith: A Field Guide for the RCIA Process (Twenty-Third Publications). He was an active team member with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He has worked in campus, parish and diocesan positions, and he holds a master’s degree from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

Diana MacalintalDiana Macalintal is the Director of Worship for the Diocese of San José and holds a Master of Arts in Theology with honors from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. She has served as a liturgist and music director in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for over 20 years and has authored articles on liturgy and music in Modern Liturgy, Ministry & Liturgy, Pastoral Music, Eucharistic Ministries, Parish Life, AIM, and Today’s Parish. In 2003, she received the Tabat Scholarship from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. She was a team member of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and liturgy director for national conferences, and a cantor and liturgical composer. She maintains a blog for the Diocese of San José called Work of the People.

RCIA image posted by TeamRCIANelson Bonet is a theology teacher at Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami, Florida. A former board member and team member with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, Nelson also serves with Amor en Accion, a missionary group in Miami.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) image posted by TeamRCIALupita Vital Cruz is the Director of Hispanic Apostolate for the Diocese of San Jose. From Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Lupita moved to San Jose where she has served the diocese for more than twenty years. She holds a degree in Biblical and Catechetical Studies from the Biblical School of Studies, Guadalajara, degrees in theology from Notre Dame University and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and a Masters in Catechesis from Santa Clara University. In 2014, she received the Rev. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., Award by the Instituto Hispano, an intensive program for Catholic leaders, taught in Spanish, which provides theological education for Hispanic Americans. Lupita is the author of Our Lady of Guadalupe for Children/Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe para niños, published by Liguori Publications in 2011.

The ENGLISH track is now full.
To be placed on a wait list, please contact Diana Macalintal at

Space is still available in the SPANISH track.